Argentina's creditors complain that President Néstor Kirchner and Roberto Lavagna, his economy minister, act as if they are living on another planet.
Mexico carried out a landmark global-for-global bond exchange in April. Andrés Conesa, head of public credit, says the deal saved money, improved investor relations and will help the sovereign price future bond issues more efficiently.
After seven years of being restricted to investing in Mexican bonds, the country's pension funds can now put their assets into equities and foreign securities.
Politicians again are demanding that Mexico's banks lend more. As the pressure mounts, consumer finance companies are steam-rolling into the market.
Caribbean banks are looking for scale as they assume more aggressive pan-regional strategies. Trinidadian players are leading the pack.
Argentina is coming in from the cold and investment is trickling back into the country. That still won't help the government's angry bondholders much.
Brazil and Mexico have chosen different approaches to deal with looming electricity shortages. The outcome of their plans will have far-reaching consequences.
América Móvil waited years to issue its first international bond. When the Mexican cellphone company finally went to the market, plenty of investors wanted a piece of the action.
Signs of recovery in Brazil are luring deep-pocketed
European investors back to the region, ready to splurge
billions on Latin American companies.
Three buccaneers have made a fortune by handing over Brazil's AmBev to Belgium's Interbrew, but few other
shareholders profited much from the deal.
Mexico's off-balance sheet financing scheme got the massive El Cajón dam project underway.
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